Nordic Semiconductor cloud services and the nRF Cloud online portal form an IoT platform optimized for Nordic Semiconductor's wireless devices. It provides cloud connectivity and services for both prototype and commercial devices using Nordic Semiconductor silicon.
The following diagram provides an overview of the components of nRF Cloud:
nRF Cloud component overview
The platform is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a collection of integrated microservices. These offer you and your devices three ways to interact: a web portal, a REST API, and an MQTT API. You can also combine these depending on your use case.
nRF Cloud is suitable for a range of users, including hardware or firmware engineers building a new product with Nordic Semiconductor silicon, device fleet managers, and web or mobile application developers using the nRF Cloud REST API to build a custom user interface for an IoT solution.
About the nRF Cloud documentation
The nRF Cloud documentation is sorted by topic in the left sidebar. Each section contains conceptual and tutorial pages according to each topic.
See the following pages if you have never used nRF Cloud before:
- Getting started with devices on nRF Cloud for instructions on how to create an nRF Cloud account and connect your first device.
- Plans and service limits for an explanation of the cost structure of nRF Cloud services.
- The changelog for a monthly summary of changes to the nRF Cloud system and documentation.